Eve Porinchak

Eve Porinchak – Editor

Award-winning Simon and Schuster author, Former literary agent, Editor whipping manuscripts into submission-ready shape for 10+ years.


Since earning a degree in psychology and biology from UCLA, Eve has spent much of her time in jail—teaching creative writing to incarcerated teens. Her critically acclaimed book, ONE CUT­—a haunting true story with a juvenile justice bent—launched Simon and Schuster’s YA true crime line (which Eve co-created). A former agent with Jill Corcoran Literary (now part of Transatlantic Agency), she speaks at conferences all over the country (SCBWI, Writer's Digest, Writing Day Workshops), and teaches courses at UCLA on all things publishing.

Eve also attended medical school, and has a robust background in social services, so she is quite adept at editing stories involving medicine, healthcare, psychology, foster care, incarceration, human trafficking, and homelessness. A highly collaborative developmental editor, Eve prides herself on whipping manuscripts into submission-ready shape, and has guided countless authors on their paths to publication.

Authors Eve has worked with have landed top agents at Trident Media Group, Writer’s House, Stimola Literary Studio, Transatlantic Agency, The Knight Agency, Andrea Brown Literary Agency – plus many others – and secured subsequent book deals.

Preferred genres: children’s books (picture books, middle grade, young adult), true crime, thriller, literary and commercial fiction, contemporary, mystery, horror, memoir.
Biographies & Memoirs True Crime
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • In the Margins Book Award
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Medical School Background

Work experience


Jul, 2019 — Present

I provide thorough narrative assessement, developmental editing, and line editing on middle grade, young adult, and select adult projects. Query letters, one-page synopses, pitches, and loglines are my jam. Highly collaborative, I chat with authors via email, phone, or Zoom, as needed throughout the process. As a former literary agent, I have a keen eye for revising plot beats, fleshing out character, and creating compelling and immersive narrative and dialogue.

University of California (UCLA and UCSD)

Oct, 2017 — Present

Create curriculum and teach multiple courses and seminars on writing and publishing. Develop and teach: Getting Published-Navigating the Children’s Book Market
Becoming a Literary Agent-Building a Network of Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Literary Agent Query Prep Masterclass (Including writing query letters, pitches, and synopses)
(all courses run 6-10 weeks, depending on the quarter)

Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse

Sep, 2015 — Present

Co-created, wrote proposals for, and edited books for Simon and Schuster teen true crime line, called SIMON TRUE. Wrote the critically acclaimed, and award-winning, One Cut, a haunting true story with a juvenile justice bent, which launched Simon True in 2017. One Cut consistently lands on reading lists for high school and college criminal justice and juvenile justice courses, and is avalible in county jail and state prison libraries across the country.

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency (Now part of Transatlantic Agency)

Apr, 2012 — Dec, 2018 (over 6 years)

Represented authors and sold books to Big 5 publishing houses, crafted full nonfiction proposals, created pitches, edited manuscripts (specializing in children's, teen, and select adult projects involving social justice issues), negotiated contracts, book-to-film deals, served as keynote speaker, panelist, and workshop instructor for local and national writing events.

Eve has 22 reviews





Brenda M.

Brenda M.

Jun, 2023

The feedback I received was inciteful and extremely helpful. Working with Eve was a pleasure!
Lindsay Q.

Lindsay Q.

May, 2023

Eve delivered exactly what I asked for. She honed my manuscript down into a gem that I could work with. I appreciate her insight in the publishing market. She delivered her feedback with grace and solid reasoning. Eve took time to show her process and to include very detailed and comprehensive suggestions. I feel like I am back on track and have fresh eyes for this project again. (I only hesita...
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Grace A.

Grace A.

May, 2023

Eve provided excellent perspectives on my manuscript and definitely improved its readability and storytelling. She was a joy to to work with and her enthusiasm an added bonus. I'd highly recommend working with Eve!
Chris B.

Chris B.

May, 2023

Honestly I feel I got WAY more than my money's worth from Eve. There's no way my book would have achieved the quality it has without her. Working with her was like a master class in writing but tailored exactly to MY work. Her energy and enthusiasm are a bonus.
Marc C.

Marc C.

Apr, 2023

Eve delivered on time with excellent feedback and offered to follow up with me any time.